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  •  I love the fact... (meant to reply to diarist) (1+ / 0-)
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    Horace Boothroyd III

    ...that 2/3 of the comments in this very important diary are about whether the word predating means "to do something beforehand" or "the act of being a predator".

    This is really stupid.

    And the fact that I'm saying this, especially considering that there is probably no Kossack I dislike more than HBIII...  (check my comment history to find out why)  Wow.

    I try to be very fair on Daily Kos in my tips and recs, even to members who I don't like.

    And so while I think that HBIII is often a stubborn, condescending asshole who thinks that changing a word in his diary is "dragging me down to your level" (give me a fucking break...) - this diary subject is very important.

    Actions by the aforementioned police department are a major reason why rapes are vastly under reported.  This is reprehensible and needs to stop.  This is too important to have 2/3 of the comments be about whether a word is most appropriate or not.

    You already know my opinion about HBIII, but you also know that it doesn't prevent me from getting this diary and subject the awareness it needs.

    It is done. Four More Years.

    by mconvente on Mon Jun 10, 2013 at 01:13:25 PM PDT

    •  That's kind of a backhanded convoluted statement (5+ / 0-)

      don't you think? It sounds like you're saying "People need to know about this terrible crime, but the diarist is an asshole"...

      You could have left off the "I think the diarist is.... an asshole" and still got your point across.

      Maybe if he seems like an asshole, he's really just tired of being insulted.

      Some would say that I'm off my gourd. I would say that I am a gourd.

      by Hubbard Squash on Mon Jun 10, 2013 at 01:53:31 PM PDT

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      •  Fine, fair enough (0+ / 0-)

        I didn't include this in my above comment, but since you brought this up...

        While the issue at hand in this diary is of utmost importance, I think the reason why the definition police started freaking out about word choice is because HBIII can be abrasive.  The two members can comment themselves, but that's how I took it.

        Other people may have different opinions, but to me, personal likability is important when it comes to hearing and acting upon a message.  That's part of the reason why Mitt Romney sucked.  Sure, his message and policies were terrible, but he was simply a socially awkward, uncomfortable oaf.  Compared to President Obama, it's even more evident.

        Police officers abusing a rape victim is way too important for me to let my personal feelings about HBIII get in the way of promoting this diary.

        But another issue that's not as important?  See how many other diaries of HBIII's I've rec'd and you'll get my answer to that.

        It is done. Four More Years.

        by mconvente on Mon Jun 10, 2013 at 02:35:55 PM PDT

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      •  Ding, ding, ding (1+ / 0-)
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        Hubbard Squash
        he's really just tired of being insulted

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